Sablon area

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  • Day17

    Don't let the rain hold you back

    August 8, 2017 in Belgium ⋅

    Forecast called for a rainy day, so I figured it was a perfect day to spend inside some of Brussels' many museums. Went to the Musée Old Masters Museum, the Musée Modern Museum, tge Musée Magritte Museum, and the new Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum.

    It was a bit of a struggle, given that most things of interest were written in French or Dutch, but there were some helpful kiosks that gave history and context to some of the more major pieces.

    I had skipped breakfast, and by the time I got out of the museums, I was half starved. Lunch was at Moeder Lambic, offering up a selection of fantastic sour beers straight from the cask. I went home and read on the balcony while the rain came down, and once it abated, headed out to dinner at Nüetnigenough. They were completely packed, except for the tables outside. The waiter was reluctant to let me have one of them for fear of rain, but I insisted. The weather held, and the food was sublime.
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  • Day1

    Der Justizpalast

    August 15, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Leider gehüllt in Gerüste aber echt beeindruckend wenn man vor diesem riesigen Gebäude mit der grossen Kuppel und der goldenen Krone steht. Wir sind hier mit einem Fahrstuhl hoch und hatten plötzlich einen super Ausblick über die Stadt. Wer genau hinschaut sieht in der Ferne das Atomium. Ein Ziel für Morgen..Read more

  • Day2

    Auf dem Weg in die Innenstadt

    August 16, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Unser Hotel ist nur ca. 15-20 Minuten Fußweg von der Innenstadt entfernt, daher haben wir beschlossen das immer zu laufen. Auf dem weg versuchen wir aber jedes mal etwas anders zu gehen, um neues zu entdecken. Nur den Justizpalast können wir von überall aus sehen. :)

  • Day66

    Day 66: Brussels, Belgium

    August 25, 2017 in Belgium ⋅

    Today was our travel day to Paris, but we scheduled a five hour stop in Brussels so we could see the city (and try one of their waffles). Brussels is half French/half German so we finally started to understand the language!

    After we ate our waffle (which was delicious), we walked over to the Grand Place and ended up getting into a free walking tour. We saw Mannekin Pis which is apparently the 2nd most popular statue in the world (I will have to check). It is a little boy peeing into a fountain that is 700 years old (but not really as it was stolen 7 times and replaced). We also saw the old church which is a church in a church in a church. They've added to it and refurbished it over the years so the oldest part of the church is in the centre.

    Brussels is also home to the most comic book artists (more than Japan). It's home (or was) to the creators of the Smurfs, Asterix and Obelix, and TinTin. On our tour, we also saw the Queen's and King's galleries. After the galleries, we had a break so Zoë and I opted for Belgian hot chocolates and fries. BEST fries I've ever eaten hands down. We also wanted to get some chocolate from the store and ended up taking too long so we lost our tour guide, but on our twenty minute hunt to find him (which we didn't), we saw the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, Mont des Arts gardens, and the Royal Palace of Brussels.

    Brussels is actually a really nice city and I'd love to see more of Belgium one day. Apparently, the north part of Brussels is Dutch speaking whereas the South part is French. Never a dull moment with history in Europe. It's actually a joke here that Canadian history is incredibly uneventful and boring.

    When we got to Paris, we walked over to our hotel and we have such a view of the Eiffel Tower! (Not from our actual room, but when we walk to our hotel). When we walked back at night from supper, it was gorgeous. I can't wait to walk around the city tomorrow.
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Sablon, Sablon area, quartier Sablon, buurt Sablon

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